Fairy Tales of London: British Urban Fantasy, 1840 to the Present (Paperback)

Fairy Tales of London: British Urban Fantasy, 1840 to the Present By Hadas Elber-Aviram Cover Image
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Finalist for the 2022 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies

From the time of Charles Dickens, the imaginative power of the city of London has frequently inspired writers to their most creative flights of fantasy. Charting a new history of London fantasy writing from the Victorian era to the 21st century, Fairy Tales of London explores a powerful tradition of urban fantasy distinct from the rural tales of writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien. Hadas Elber-Aviram traces this urban tradition from Dickens, through the scientific romances of H.G. Wells, the anti-fantasies of George Orwell and Mervyn Peake to contemporary science fiction and fantasy writers such as Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman and China Mi ville.

About the Author

Hadas Elber-Aviram is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, London, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350202825
ISBN-10: 1350202827
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: August 25th, 2022
Pages: 312
Language: English
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